Are you all ready to hit it with Christmas crafts? I 100% am. This past weekend alone, I made headway on three different Christmas-y DIYs. I got so excited I couldn’t choose just one. Sure, that means I couldn’t finish all three, but I made decent headway on two and completed a sort of spur-of-the-moment DIY: a very sparkly and festive ornament wreath.
I ended up loving the result! How often does that happen? In the ven diagram of crafting, easy, fun, quick and affordable rarely intersect, but this wreath ends up in that impossibly small area.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Straw or styrofoam wreath – mine was 12″
- Garland – I had 12′ and it was just enough for my wreath (I recommend about a foot of garland for every inch of wreath)
- Shatter-proof ornaments – I used about 40 2″-diameter ornaments (various sizes work but I’d try not to go larger than 2″ for a wreath this size)
- Miscellaneous filler – I found bags of small glittery balls and jingle bells that you might use to fill a vase or something (they were perfect)
- Hot glue
- Wire or ribbon for hanging
This is so easy and satisfying and I think it looks like a million bucks. Here’s how it goes:
- Wrap the garland around your wreath, making sure it’s evenly spaced and that you can’t see the wreath. Then glue in place every few inches or so on the back side. Make sure the ends are secure and the garland is fairly taught.
- Start to glue your ornaments! Start with your larger ones and fill in with smaller ornaments. Don’t be afraid of using a good amount of glue. You really want those suckers to stick good to the wreath (and not just the garland).
- Fill in with your smaller do-dads. Jingle bells, random glitter balls, tiny ornaments, etc. are the perfect finishing touch. Once I got these fitted in place, the wreath looked complete.
- Glue or tie a ribbon (or wire) to the back and hang!
I seriously love this so so much. Like I said, it was easy, pretty affordable (I think it all cost me about $20) and it packs a serious punch! What I also like about this project is that it’s so customizable. You can easily change up the colors, the types of ornaments or even add lights or a bow.
Happy holidays and happy crafting!